Archive of July 9, 2012

Nigerian archbishop hopes for definitive end to violence

Jul 9, 2012 - 08:25 pm .- Archbishop Ignatius A. Kaigama is concerned over the seemingly endless violence against Christians that claimed at least 58 lives this past weekend and hundreds of others in recent weeks.

Tribute concert held for Catholic who saved Jewish children

Jul 9, 2012 - 06:00 pm .- A concert was held July 5 at the Melbourne Recital Centre to remember Irena Sendler, the Polish Catholic who saved some 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of Warsaw’s ghetto.

Peruvian bishop offers to mediate violent conflict over mine

Jul 9, 2012 - 05:09 pm .- Amid ongoing protests over the building of what will be the largest mine in Peru, Bishop Jose Martinez Lazaro of Cajamarca has offered to facilitate dialogue between protesters and government officials.

Pope recalls happy days of Vatican II work

Jul 9, 2012 - 01:28 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has been reliving the happy days he spent in the Italian countryside with Bishop Fulton Sheen and others in 1965 as they prepared the Second Vatican Council’s decree on the missionary activity of the Church.

Spanish bishop says a community's vitality seen in vocations

Jul 9, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba in Spain called on Catholics to pray for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life, noting their crucial role in the life of the Church.

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